Living Forward, Looking Back: Museum Practice for Postcolonial Futures
at the Iziko South African Museum
Cape Town, South Africa
March 9-14, 2020
Commonwealth Association of Museums (CAM) & Iziko Museums of South Africa
The event consists of two, 2-day pre-conference workshops, a 3-day conference, and a post-conference tour. There will be separate registration fees for each:
Workshops: 1. Collections Management and Preventive Conservation of Human Remains and Sacred Belongings; and 2. Interpreting Difficult History: Curation and Education
Conference: The conference will explore issues of difficult histories in post-colonial societies.Themes include:
· Decolonising the Museum
· Legacies of Empire
· Trauma and Memory
· Human Remains and Sacred Artefacts
· Community Engagement; and
as well as visits to local museums and heritage sites including the Slave Lodge, Robben Island and District Six Museum.
Post-conference tour: Visit Solms Delta, a progressive wine estate that is empowering its previously disadvantaged worker and resident communities through sharing of land and business equity https://www.solms-delta.co.za/ and museums in the region.
For further information, to receive the Call for Papers or to submit a 250 word proposal/abstract and 100-word biography by June 30, 2019, contact: Wendy Black, Rachel Erickson, Wendy Molnar: firstname.lastname@example.org.